Tuesday, August 2, 2011

A Note about Polls...or Lack There of..

Thought I'd put it out there--my patience is THIS THIN on people being rude/nasty OVER CHARACTERS on a soap. The poll was about best smile. I don't even put actress' names on because of the bashing I know will occur, I just use characters. That wasn't even enough to keep people sane. I wondered why the comments on this blog were referring to the fighting and then I looked at the poll comments. Good Gravy-- they just didn't quit!

NOTE to Sam/Liz fans-- Don't ruin sheeze for the rest of people. I realize the Liason/JaSam war is HUGE  and people basically fight to the bloody death over it but I won't tolerate it on the site. It was supposed to be a FUN thing. Name calling starts, rude posts and just stupid crap started popping up on the comments. For the record "This site" loves BOTH Liz and SAM as CHARACTERS. I like both BECKY AND KELLY as ACTORS. Period. I will not let people post crap about either one.

YES, I get that not ALL Liz or Sam fans do this--it's probably a few that go from board to board just to bitch about whatever. There are enough to make it a pain in the ass to moderate comments.

Well, I'm done. I'd love to have Sam and Liz have a torrid love affair WITH EACH OTHER just to stop the madness.

28 comments:

historyiseveryday said...

i completely agree with you. I have been a Liz fan since Becky started on GH in 1997 and I have never been a big fan of Sam, but i'm not going to call people names because they prefer Jason with Sam rather than with Liz. It's insane. These are fictional characters on a show that will probably be off the air in a year. People need to get lives and stop dwelling on the little things.

historyiseveryday said...

Also, I really enjoyed the polls, and I think it sucks that a few bad apples had to spoil the fun for the rest of us. I hope that you bring them back at some point, but I completely respect your decision to pull the poll.

Sade said...

Ugh, people really need to grow up and get a life. Not liking a character is one thing, but to bash the actresses looks is just disgusting. I saw those nasty comments last night, all I could do was shake my head. I wonder what those people look like,I hope they look damn good lol! I'm sorry that it had to come to this Karen.

carrie said...

How disgusting people can be!! I am so sorry for you. THank you for your blog. I love it. It is the 1st thing I look at in the morning.

Carrie said...

This Liaison/JaSam war cracks me up. Too much hate people. Get over it!

Aubrey said...

Wow, I didn't even look at the comments, I had no idea! What is wrong with people? These are the people that give normal soap fans a bad name!

I agree with history, I really enjoyed the polls but totally understand why you don't want to deal with the drama!

Melissa said...

I don't know much about how these things work, but can you ban posters who are consistently rude or inappropriate? I love your blog! Thanks for all you do.

Anonymous said...

I agree these people are just actors playing a part and while I prefer jasam... I am not hating on Liz... silly and immature and people need to realize... it's just a show...people!!

mosbp2003 said...

Karen, I always voted in your polls, but stopped reading the comments way back when someone was bashing the looks of a very young actor. It was mean and inappropriate, so I can only imagine what people were saying about Becky and Kelly. There are always going to be people that prefer either JaSam or Liason over the other. We have actually had some very good "conversations" about it here, by not making it personal, in any way. Unfortunately,there just seem to be people who cannot help but tear other people down- whether they be other posters or actors on the show. I just don't get it- can their lives really be so perfect that they have to resort to that kind of crap?

kdmask said...

I will have another poll next week because I found out I can disable comments! :) I'll just skip the drama of this last one.

Mamaspat Ole said...

Hey Carrie I read this blog right before bedtime lol its sad that people have to be so rude and most of the time they don't leave their name ever notice that?I know Karen you have the best blog around....Keep up the great work!!!

historyiseveryday said...

So glad that there will be a poll next week.

Jillian said...

I always vote in your polls, but I had no idea there were comments. I know... where have I been?!? I think it is truly a sad comment on women, that we can't just vote for a female character with the best smile without bashing the looks of another woman. We were able to handle the voting of the best smile for men. It is only the women we bash. These women may be acting as a particular character, but their looks are their looks. It is rude, catty, immature and spineless to use the anonymity of the internet to spew hate. You haters can hide behind the war between Liason and Jasam, but that excuse doesn't work. Argue about the writing, story-line directions, how you wish it would play out, but for crying out loud grow up and leave the adolescent name calling on the playground.

Thanks for your blog - I love it!

Anonymous said...

i honestly question the mental stability of those that post these types of comments about fictional characters on a fictional show. fan bases routing for their favorites has been going on for years for but this level of hate on the internet did not start with jasam. those who have been following this show on the net know the true nastiness of some fans started when when tptb paired jason with courtney and dropped the liason storyline. over the decades (too many to acknowledge LOL) i have watched all abc soaps i have never seen anything like the hatred spewed by liason fans. jmo

Anonymous said...

"I'd love to have Sam and Liz have a torrid love affair WITH EACH OTHER just to stop the madness." - I'd watch that!

Anonymous said...

I didn't vote for Kelly or Becky! lol

Watchintele said...

Play nice!!!

If you don't have anything nice to say, then don't say anything at all, is what I was taught.

If you have comments about characters, character direction, storylines, etc. keep it civil. Nothing wrong with a good healthy debate. However, keep it real and clean.
There will be days when you just want to let off some steam. God, and Karen know, I've done it. But, be mature about it.

No need to bash actors/actresses.

I personally don't like the character of Sam, cuz I feel they've written her poorly, and swept all her misdeeds under the rug.
I don't like her with Jason, cuz she loses her spunk, independence, etc.
I was warming upto her to a bit when she was away from Jason.
Kelly does bad so good. In my opinion, that's her strength.

Also, I feel Jason has been written out of character since they were paired again.

Please don't say it's character growth on his part, cuz it's not!!!
Some things will always stay the same about a character. And, Jason forgiving her for threatening his son, and watching him being kidnapped would never have happened if they decided to keep to the script so to speak regarding his character.

This is where fans get upset about agendas.

That being said, don't ruin this blog for those of us that play by the rules.

We love it here!!!

Thank You Karen, for all your work.

mosbp2003 said...

Anonymous- Just to keep it real, there have been just as many nasty over the top JaSam fans as Liason fans...let's not start one war as we're trying to control another...

Anonymous said...

The truth is that the internet in general, in addition to blogs like this and fan-based websites has made a lot of people very hateful online.

I read your blog regularly and enjoy it. I also agree with you that it gets too much and you have the right to delete anything from your blog that you don't like.

However, overall it seems to be the tread of everything these days. People love to build things up just so they can tear them down. TV shows, movies, music, writers, actresses and actor's have to work a lot harder these days to stay current and not be a one hit wonder or have everyone say that your TV show sucked after the 1st season, etc..

People don't know how to savor things anymore or be patient at all. In GH’s case I think that did have something to do with the overall decline in the last decade. Of course poor writing and a failure to get with the times added to it. But I also think that it is so much easier for people to bash others online now; that desensitizing dominates our outlook.

Anonymous said...

mosbp2003 i am keeping it real but can see where you have my miscontrued my comment. it should have read "did not start with the jasam storyline" but reads jasam. both fan bases have become nasty but i stand by my comment that this level of nastiness started with liason fans long before sam or jasam. it was courtney (a character and storyline i disliked immensely). yet i couldn't understand the "hate" toward the actress just because tptb didn't let the liason s/l continue. even before liz vs anyone else with jason it was the carly vs robin groups but nothing to the extent of the diehard liaison fans. as someone who has watched and followed gh since the late 60's i really don't care who is paired with who because i know nothing lasts on soaps. i care about good storytelling and chemistry between the actors. if you disagree that's ok. we'll agree to disagree!

Trixie said...

I voted for Maxie. And I didn't even read any of the comments.

Anonymous said...

Goodness...it's not that serious people!!! I've voted on the polls but never knew you could comment on them. The actors are just doing their jobs and even though I may like one character better than another I don't let it get personal.

LaTanya

dudeitsstar said...

Watchintele I agree with everything you said (:

Di said...

I echo Watchintele's comment on Sam and Jason's charactwers. I love both actresses.

And I'm not really a Liason fan anymore. I'd like her back with Lucky.

I also feel people have the right to like who they like without being bashed on the board. Granted the internet gives a sense of anonymity and some people feel empowered by that and use it to throw their weight around and bully others. It's time some of them took a good hard look at themselves.

A good rule of thumb I use is that if you wouldn't say it to a stranger's face, don't say it on the board.

Watchintele said...

Thank You Dudeitsstar and Di.

See Karen, we can play nice.
Don't lose faith.

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